National Medical Council okays online MBBS theory classes
- The clarification comes in the wake of reports that MBBS theory classes have no approval
- In a letter to colleges, the NMC says the media reports might be referring to erstwhile MCI’s response regarding foreign varsities teaching only online
Amaravati: The online theory classes for the MBBS students will continue as per National Medical Commission's circular, said National Medical Commission (NMC) which stated that in view of Covid-19, online classes are valid and are approved for teaching during the current pandemic situation.
The commission in a letter to the dean and the principals of all medical colleges/institutions stated: "Attention of National Medical Commission has been drawn to some media reports that online classes for teaching of MBBS curriculum were not approved by erstwhile Medical Council of India.
In this regard, it is clarified that in view of pandemic Covid-19 the medical colleges/institutions in India are conducting online theory classes for MBBS students. Online classes are valid and were approved for teaching during the current pandemic Covid-19 only.
Such online theory classes are required to be supplemented by practical and clinical training as per the current curriculum in all MBBS subjects in the colleges/institutions and affiliated hospitals as and when colleges reopen."
The release also said that the media reports appeared to have relied upon the reply given on August 13 by erstwhile Medical Council of India in response to an RTI query which was regarding the conduct of MBBS teaching curriculum by the foreign medical university through online medium only.